EFI Releases New Fiery Command WorkStation Upgrade

FOSTER CITY, CA—May 16, 2011—EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today made available the latest version of its Fiery Command WorkStation print job management and user interface software, with all-new features to improve image quality, color output, usability and imposition workflows. Available to most Fiery users worldwide, Fiery Command WorkStation version 5.3 can be downloaded at no cost at www.efi.com/cws5.

“Fiery Command WorkStation is the recognized industry standard for production printing job management technology, serving as the window into the entire printing workflow,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. “Known for its intuitive interface, Command WorkStation gives businesses a productivity boost for production printing. It enables seasoned pros to more quickly produce even higher quality output, while making it easy for less experienced users to produce professional looking documents in just a few clicks.”

The Fiery Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) is a powerful industry-first feature newly available in this version of Command WorkStation. IEVE allows for editing of each image in a job without going back to the native design file, saving time and simplifying the editing process. It provides an interactive toolset for optimizing image appearance and applying per-image corrections, to ensure photos look their best. This tool gives users the control to adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, color balance, sharpness and to make red-eye corrections on any image within a job. Users can save preferred settings as presets to apply to other images or other jobs on the Fiery, ensuring consistent and optimized output.

The newest version of Command WorkStation includes imposition workflow improvements that make operators more productive. Enhancements include the addition of a user-defined finish size workflow in Fiery SeeQuence Impose (an add-on module) to honor the designer’s intent by automatically detecting the trim box and bleed box defined in the source document. Now, operators gain greater control and can get the job done faster with fewer errors.

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